Other Educational Grant Opportunities

 

NOTE: This list includes archived grant opportunities; not all opportunities are currently available. However, many funding opportunities are cyclical, so it would be in your best interest to keep closed opportunities in mind for future funding needs.

Please remember these are just a select few of the many grant opportunities available for educational funding. If you are interested in joining our free Watch List for education grants, please fill out the form to the right.

This grant program wants to teach students why technology is important and how to use it in the classroom as well as the real world. K-8 teachers who submit a tech-focused lesson plan to teach students about applications for technology in the teacher's specific subject area are eligible to apply. Six awards are given in the form of a Visa gift card. 1st and 2nd place winners receive $1,000 each with 3rd-6th place winners receiving $500 each. Deadline for application is Saturday, Dec. 9.

One winning applicant will receive a $1,000 grant in the form of Visa Rewards Cards to be applied toward technological equipment or supplies for their classroom. All applicants must be employed full-time as a professor at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university or in an accredited graduate school program. Kindergarten-12th grade teachers are also eligible to apply. To apply an applicant must submit a 300-500 word essay or a 1-2 minute video about how you and your students apply what you learn about cyber safety. Applications are due April 30.

The Best Buy Community Grants supports local and regional nonprofits that provide teens with the chance to explore technology skills, technology education, and technology careers. (Up to $10,000)

The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has works to improve the communities and schools they serve. The foundation supports nonprofit organizations and public institutions that support public education and community improvement and has grant funds available for playground projects ($5,000-$25,000).

Up to $5 million in grant money is available to schools and parks around the country who want to purchase new playground equipment through Miracle’s Grants for America's Children program. Miracle, a playground manufacturer for over 80 years, awards grants for purchase of equipment based on an assessment of the current playground equipment proposal, size of project, and amount of grant funding available.

Dr. Pepper Snapple & KaBOOM! offer $15,000 grants to qualifying U.S.-based organizations to be used toward the purchase of playground equipment that will be built using the KaBOOM! community-build model. These partners also offer $750 grants to communities who want to make their playgrounds cleaner, safer, and more inviting. In addition, KaBOOM! And Dr. Pepper Snapple offer joint-use grants for communities who partner with schools to open recreation facilities to the public during non-school hours. These grants are solely for the expansion or creation of joint use agreements. There is a rolling deadline for this set of grants.

The American Academy of Dermatology's Shade Structure Grant Program awards grants to public schools and non-profit organizations for installing permanent shade structures for outdoor locations that are not protected from the sun, such as playgrounds. Each grant is valued at up to $8,000, which includes the structure and installation.

Lego aims to help local and national non-profit organizations committed to helping children develop their creativity and learning skills through constructive play. and it awards quarterly grants with special interest paid to collaborative efforts and in providing matching funds to leverage new dollars into the receiving organization. Typical awards are between $500-$5,000.

Each grant is up to $700. In the 2011-2012 school year, 5,045 schools received grants. Grant applications are accepted between August 1 and September 30 of each year.

Each grant is $2,000. In 2011, 1,729 schools received grants. Grant applications are accepted between March 1 and April 30 of each year.

  • Target Grants - Foundation Grants
      • Arts Grants - Focus on providing arts and cultural experiences to the community.

      • Social Services Grants - Focuses on programs and organization that provide communities or at-risk families with food, clothing and housing.

NOTE: Target Foundation grant applicants are limited to organizations that are classified as 501(c)(3) in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota metropolitan area only. 

The Harry Chapin Foundation awards grants for arts education programs and other approaches to educating young people in order to create a healthier and more peaceful world. You might include a field trip as one of your activities in an arts education grant.

This foundation funds field trips that are part of a conflict resolution project. Their interest is in projects designed to prevent, manage, and resolve violent conflict that promote post-conflict peace-building.